Jackson Already Above Normal Snowfall For The Season

SO FAR THIS WINTER SEASON, THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE OFFICE IN JACKSON HAS MEASURED 24.9 INCHES OF SNOWFALL. THE AVERAGE SNOWFALL PER YEAR FROM 1981 TO PRESENT HAS BEEN 21.7 INCHES. THIS SEASON'S SNOWFALL IS THE MOST RECEIVED SINCE 33.7 INCHES FELL IN THE '97-'98 SEASON, MORE THAN 10 YEARS AGO! THE MOST SNOWFALL EVER RECORDED IN A SEASON WAS 62.7 INCHES IN THE THE '95-'96 SEASON.

THE GRAPH BELOW SHOWS ALL SEASONAL SNOWFALL TOTALS FROM 1981 TO PRESENT. IT IS IMPORTANT TO NOTE THAT THE '08-'09 WINTER SEASON IS NOT OVER AND THE TOTAL WILL LIKELY GROW THROUGH THE REST OF THE WINTER. THE BAR GRAPH ON THE FAR RIGHT REPRESENTS THE AVERAGE SNOWFALL (21.7 INCHES) OVER THE ENTIRE 1981-PRESENT PERIOD. ANOTHER IMPORTANT NOTE IS TO OBSERVE THE RELATIVE DECLINE IN SNOWFALL OVER THE LAST DECADE COMPARED TO PREVIOUS DECADES. 

 

THE GRAPH BELOW ILLUSTRATES AVERAGE EXPECTED SNOWFALL TOTALS PER MONTH VERSUS THE 2008-2009 SEASON SO FAR. THE FEBRUARY TOTAL IS CURRENT THROUGH FEBRUARY 4TH 2009. NOTICE THAT THE JACKSON NWS IS ALREADY WELL ABOVE THE AVERAGE FEBRUARY SNOWFALL!

 

 



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